I did take a lot of me-made clothing, but looking through pictures, it's hard to tell. The night I wore a Sorbetto to the Universal Halloween it was freaking cold so I have a coat covering it. I took the bathing suit I made but again, too cold to wear it.
Last time I talked about my costume plans, I was annoyed by the options in stores. Either they were too trampy for Disney or just a tube of crushed velvet (and not in the right colours at that) or I'd have to sift through a ton of stuff at Value Village and I didn't have time. I did find more purple stretch crushed velvet, but when I got home I found they were not even close to being the same purple. What I had was more blue purple and the one I bought was almost raspberry. I opted to start from scratch with the new fabric. I'll cut up the other fabric in to something else so it won't go to waste. Our camera batteries died as we were dressing up at the car to return to the park, this is the only picture I have of me in the costume at the moment.
|The first time I've had to ask if my eyebrows were even.|
- I cut the front and back for the cowl version because it was already traced.
- I extended the pieces from the hip with just a very slight A line to the length of my body.
- I added in godets at the side to give a little more freedom of movement but the end result still fell straight down to my feet at the front.
- I turned and zig zagged the arm holes rather than adding sleeves (expecting it to be hot)
- I did stablize the shoulders as suggested in the pattern.
- I tried steam a seam at the back neckline but I found it hard to work with on the curved neckline and fabric that didn't like pressing so I gave up for the other seams.
- On the plus side, I think it will keep that from stretching out given that I didn't do the proper U neck and it made the back easy to identify when getting dressed.
I didn't take a crown with me, I thought it would be the easiest part of the costume to purchase at the park. I mean really, it's Disney, land of princesses and queens. What I ended up with was a tiara with a picture of Rapunzel or Sleeping Beauty on the centre. I blacked that out with mascara so it looked a little less happy princess-y. Given that I think it was made for kids and my head is not small, I was really impressed at how it stayed put on my head. I took it off for Space Mountain, but past that I wore it.
With our new flight, we still got home just in time to hand out treats to about 40 kids. Less than we usually get but not bad considering it was cold and raining and we got a bit of a late start. I quickly pulled out the dress and my cape from my luggage while Mr. Lina set up ghost lights and tested out his new smoke machine and we had a great time. I have taken to handing out envelopes of hot chocolate for Halloween and I must remember for next year that with marshmallows was the preference by the vast majority.
And my favourite picture from the trip...
|Snuggles on the boat at Downtown Disney.|